How to send AppleID to the Sign in field using Selenium and Python

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Why is this incorrect:

Web page:

Steps followed:

  1. Inspect, element selector, click on Apple ID field box

  2. shows:

<input type="text" class="force-ltr form-textbox form-textbox-text" id="account_name_text_field" can-field="accountName" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" autocapitalize="off" aria-required="true" required="required" aria-describedby="apple_id_field_label" spellcheck="false" ($focus)="appleIdFocusHandler()" ($keyup)="appleIdKeyupHandler()" ($blur)="appleIdBlurHandler()" placeholder="Apple&nbsp;ID" autofocus="">
  1. My code:
  1. Error:
selenium.common.exceptions.NoSuchElementException: Message: no such element: Unable to locate element: {"method":"css selector","selector":"[id="account_name_text_field"]"}

I’ve even put sleep for 100 sec just in case it was erroring because of it was taking a while to load.


Pat yourself on the back as there are a lot of positive take away, as you have identified the desired element just perfect. However, the desired element is within an <iframe> so to invoke click() on the desired element you have to:

  • Induce WebDriverWait for the desired frame to be available and switch to it.
  • Induce WebDriverWait for the desired element to be clickable.
  • You can use the following solution:

    • Code Block:

      WebDriverWait(driver, 10).until(EC.frame_to_be_available_and_switch_to_it((By.ID,"aid-auth-widget-iFrame")))
      WebDriverWait(driver, 10).until(EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.ID, "account_name_text_field"))).send_keys("Tom")
    • Note : You have to add the following imports :

      from import WebDriverWait
      from import By
      from import expected_conditions as EC
  • Browser Snapshot:



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Source: stackoverflow